Photo caption: This year at Pioneer Park Pastor Gary Schlenz of Crossroads Chapel sang a heartfelt song of one’s love of country. Peter Day / The Leader
This Fourth of July, as has occurred for many years in Lucerne Valley, the community celebrated the county’s independene by gathering around a replica of the Liberty Bell.
According to American tradition, the Liberty Bell rang out loudly and clearly on July 8, 1776. The ringing of the bell announced the reading of the Declaration of Independence on that very first day.